Blog Post #2

Hey there!

I haven’t been too successful in writing any new songs for this project so far.. I have found it is quite tough to write about things that you usually cannot relate to, and that has placed a bit of a mental barrier on me because I don’t quite know how I can feel something that I’ve never personally experienced in my life before. I’ve been trying to break through that barrier, and I have however managed to get a few verses and a nice chorus here and there, but most of it is music waiting to have words welded to them.

I have been doing a lot of research on my local charities, as well as some charities abroad too. I would personally prefer to support a charity that is mostly non-profit, as I feel that most, if not all of the proceeds raised for a cause should be rightfully directed towards fighting said cause. So far the local community care is sounding good, but I would really like to stretch beyond that length, because I know I can do more than just that!

Another thing that I have started to think about is advertising, and how I will get my message to my fanbase. The obvious Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and this Website will help me to my most extent, however that can only go so far without spending lots of money on Internet advertising, which is not something I’m wanting to undertake right now. This advertisement will in turn lead to potential sales, and after that, I can have more profits to donate to the charity that I end up choosing.

I have been working with DistroKid, an online music aggregation service that artists use to put their music onto online sources like iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and many more! What I love about DistroKid, is that 100% of the profits you make, you get to keep, and DistroKid does not take a cut, because I pay a yearly fee to have the account. This 100%, of course, is after all of the streaming sources like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon take their cut, and then the rest is yours.

I am dedicated to writing these songs, and I am excited to see what the future of my 20Time project brings to me!

Peace,

Riley Michaels